I was recently working on creating a timelapse video from about 90 images, each of which is a 3-6 second exposure, which I shot during one of my bike trips.
The images in JPG format, shot on 5D-Mark2, needed renaming to 'img_%d.jpg' format, which I quickly did with a simple python script
>>> import os >>> from glob import glob >>> for i, f in enumerate( glob('*.jpg') ): ... os.rename( f, 'img_%d.jpg' % i )
The images were all of 5616x3714 resolution. Using this one liner I bought it down to 1280x853 and moved them to a folder
for each in *.jpg; do > convert $each -resize 1280x -quality 85% "r1280_seq0/$each" > done
I needed ffmpeg which I setup using brew
$ brew install ffmpeg
And for actual conversion here is how I did it
$ffmpeg -r 10\ -i img_%d.jpg\ -vf "scale=trunc(iw/2)*2:trunc(ih/2)*2"\ -pix_fmt yuv420p\ video_10fps.mp4
Notes & Pitfalls::
- height not divisible by 2 - This is a common issue when images are not of even dimensions. Using the flag
-vf "scale=trunc(iw/2)*2:trunc(ih/2)*2"fixes this problem.
- Blank video - Some older version of video players require some additional encoding information. This is done using
- Frame rate - it can be set using the